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Monday, April 03, 2006

The Death Penalty in America

I'm saddened to see the jury's response in the Moussaoui case. I can't for the life of me figure why it's a valuable use of time, money, and other resources to try to put this man to death when the alternative is that he rots in jail for the rest of his life. Why isn't that good enough? The door has been so widely opened to allow for an endless series of appeals to last a lifetime, that really, it's time to shut it and say, "No, really, rotting in jail for the rest of your life is sufficient." Why spend so much more money on someone America collectively despises so utterly? Why not spend that money on something more worthwhile instead? Revenge of this type is never sweet. It is frustrating and tedious and wasteful. Whether you agree with the death penalty or not as a concept, it's just not practical or feasible.

1 Comments:

  • For completeness sake, every argument has a counter-argument.

    I don't know what the truth is, but I don't think the death penalty issue can be decided by numbers, since they can be presented in so many ways.

    By Blogger Kevin Fox, at 2:54 PM  

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